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La Roux Costume 


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La Roux Costume 

Written By: Becky Stern 


Cutting mat (1) 
Iron (1) 

Ironing board (1) 
Laser cutter (1) 
Needle and thread (1) 
Rotary cutter (1) 
Ruler (1) 
Scissors (1) 
Seam ripper (1) 
Sewing machine (1) 


White blazer or jacket (1) 
Fabric (1) 
Sewing thread (1) 
1 8" acrylic (1) 
White sneakers (1) 
Black dress or tank top (1) 
Leggings (1) 


Last year on the MAKE YouTube channel, commenters started saying I looked like the 
singer from the English synth-pop duo La Roux. Here's how to get the Mondrian jacket look 
from the video for their song Bulletproof . You can also make your own "neo cameo" necklace 
with a laser cutter and these files on Thingiverse . 

Find more photos in my La Roux costume Flickr set . 

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• Find a plain white blazer or jacket to start. Try thrift stores or Etsy vintage. 

• Remove pockets (if it has any) from the jacket with a seam ripper. 

Step 2 

• Create a pattern from one of the pockets by tracing it onto paper. 

• Use a ruler to "square off" the corners. 

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Step 3 

• Cut pockets from a thick folded layer of each colored fabric. 

• Make sure the fold is at the top edge of the pocket. 


• The yellow and green pockets are rectangular, so I squared up my pattern before cutting 
the square red and blue ones. 

Step 4 

• Cut and iron a ton of 3/4" wide black binding. If I had to do it over, I'd probably order some 
black bias tape. 

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Step 5 

• Pin binding around 3 raw sides of pockets, leaving the layered fold at the top. 

Step 6 

• Straighten the front flaps of the jacket by opening up the seam with a seam ripper. 

• Cut off the excess fabric and use an iron to press in a new, straighter flap. Sew with white 

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Step 7 

• Pin and sew binding to jacket around the front edges, inside of collar, and cuffs. 

• Because the bottom front corners of my jacket weren't square, I fudged it by extending the 
binding out past the edge. 

Step 8 

• Pin and sew on pockets! 

• There's a bit of binding detailing over the shoulders and on the sides as well. 

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Step 9 

• Sew on five black buttons. Don't 
worry about buttonholes, you'll 
wear the jacket open! 

Step 10 

• Grab the "neo cameo" necklace laser cutter files on Thingiverse: 

• Hang acrylic pieces from a long chain. 

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Step 11 


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• Pair with a long black tank top or 
short dress and some leggings. 

• Plain white or striped sneakers 
complete the look. 

• Don't forget the signature hair and 
Bowie eye makeup! 

• Find more photos in my La Roux 
costume Flickr set. 

This document was last generated on 2012-1 1-04 12:12:44 AM. 

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